Had to get my roots done…….

What started as a small crack in my driveway was turning my driveway into wobbly pieces of concrete that would clunk and wobble as you would drive over it.

I had one whole section of my driveway that had this ailment.

Wahhhhh……

Romeo said we needed to get it fixed…..

Wahhhhh………

Then I started thinking what if when they got the concrete up it that we would find something such as a septic line that was causing a wash out or misplaced irrigation pipe…..

Wahhhhh…….

I was already making plans of how to handle if that was the case but that was not the “root of the problem”….get it? Root of the problem?? Hee hee……….
It was just these babies……

I had ’em everywhere……..

Needed to work on my roots and not the Clairol 24D kind.

I could probably use a little touch up there as well though…..

Just plain ole’ misguided roots.

And was impossible to tell where they were coming from.

Was it this tree on the house side?

Or the other side?

It was just a entwined mass and you couldn’t find out exactly where they had started without creating a bigger mess.

So…..we cut out the mess in between…….

It wouldn’t kill the trees where they started but it would eliminate the problem.

I’m going somewhere with this trust me……….

Then we had to fill the hole that was created it……….

And now we have this……

Fresh……smooth and unmarked.

Fixed without creating more of a mess.

and it got me thinking…….

See……… there is this part of me…..

I’m going to call it the “fixer”…..

Some of us are good “fixers”……

That’s not the problem…..

It’s just that sometimes…to me…..how could it be so simple as just getting rid of a bad section? What if they came back? What if just chopping them out killed the trees they were attached to? What if…what if…..until I about wear myself and others out.

Then I become the “drama fixer”………

And a new problem is created by my “repair work”.

A great friend of mine told me that once about myself…

To be able to say that to another friend, is what makes one a great friend by the way…….

She said it with a “we” to make me feel better but…..

She said…..”if we find a problem, we don’t just say “hey, there’s a problem”…… we sniff around it and woller’ in it……then try to fix it.”

Specifically, she said woller’ and it made sense…….

I mean….can’t you picture that?

She then said……

“Then we make sure everyone else sees that problem like we do…….

We want them to woller in it….sniff it…….while we come to a conclusion of what needs to happen to fix it………”

That’s the way I am………

I’m a fixer…….and a good one…..but….

I will feel the need to explore the problem and try to find out what exactly started it….

Then I must figure out how to fix it…..I must…..it is my duty…….

Then, I will need to know what would happen if it came back and plan for that…..

I will drive everyone insane until the issue is handled to my satisfaction…….

It will then be my mission to make sure everyone else knows how to get rid of this issue “properly” once I find it in my life or somebody elses…..

Sometimes……even when they don’t ask…..

Isn’t that precious?

Fixing it….that’s not the problem.

It just sometimes in how I want it fixed……. that’s the problem……..

Many times the issue isn’t about where it started…..or what caused it….or even if it’s going to come back.

Sometimes it’s about just getting rid of the mess and moving on.

And if we don’t just remove the mess……..well we could woller’ in it enough that we create a bigger one.

I believe it is not just my driveway that has had some issues……

Please be patient with me…….

Working on my roots.

love,

Me

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